The head of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman during his visit to the capital of Russia told about the pressure from the United States, with whom he had to face, and explained his strong reaction to the words of the American Ambassador in Prague.
"There is, of course. This informal pressure, but what did the American Ambassador, just closed the door for him in the presidential residence in Prague - Prague Castle. I would have done the same thing if the Ambassador of the Russian Federation forbade me to go to the US, "said Zeman in an interview with" Kommersant ". Remember, the United States Ambassador in Prague Andrew Shapiro first expressed dissatisfaction with the plans of the Czech President Milos Zeman to go to the capital of Russia. In response to This Zeman said that now the door of Prague castle (the residence of the President of the Czech Republic) for Shapiro closed. Zeman repeatedly made statements in support of the Russian capital. So on February 22, the head of the Czech Republic called the incredible situation in which Russia would attempt to attack any of the Baltic countries. In addition, he said that the punishment of the West against Russia do not work, and only reinforce the myth of Russia as a " besieged fortress ". Similarly, in February milo? Zeman has made the assumption that punishment is relatively capital of Russia will be lifted high through the year, and said he is committed to developing good trade relations between the Czech Republic and Russia. Zeman Also said that Crimea is lost for Ukraine: "in the end, he never belonged to Ukraine Except for the period when the then, a little strange leader of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev gave it as a gift to Ukraine." Then Czech Prime Minister tried to convince Zeman in advance to discuss with the government their statements.